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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Staff Review: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

"Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend" by Matthew Dicks

Cover: 'Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend'


Did you have an imaginary friend when you were young? Well, probably not like Budo. In this quirky short fiction by author Matthew Dicks, we meet Budo, the imaginary friend of Max, an eight year old boy “on the spectrum” as Budo hears from the adults around them. Budo is unique in that he is almost 5 years old, is self aware, and understands the fact that he only exists as long as Max believes in him. Budo loves spending the days with Max at school and home, until the day that Mrs. Patterson, his school aide, decides to kidnap him! The challenges of working with other imaginary friends to help save Max make for a fun ride for adults who still retain their own childlike imagination. 

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, memoir